Manufacturer backs eight riders across multiple categories.
Honda Motorcycles Australia has confirmed it will continue its Ride Red support program for 2019, backing a large selection of riders across national off-road disciplines.
The Ride Red line-up for the Pirelli MX Nationals and Australian Supercross Championship will remain relatively unchanged, with Joel Wightman, Lachie Davis and Izak Maule set to pilot the CRF450R in the premier class, while Jai Constantinou and Caleb Goullet will contest the MX2 and MXD categories respectively aboard the CRF250R.
An exciting new addition is a three-rider women’s squad spearheaded by Emma Milesevic, who’ll contest the Womens MX Nationals championship alongside select rounds of the Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) and the Hattah Desert Race.
She’ll be joined by Tanesha Harnett, challenging the MXD and Women’s classes of the MX Nationals, as well as Alysha Goullet, who’ll focus on the Women’s championship with select appearances in MXD.
“Over 1000 females compete across all disciplines of motorcycle racing each year and when these three talented riders contacted Honda for support we were thrilled to provide them with a Ride Red contract,” said Honda Motorcycles Australia’s brand and motorsport manager Glyn Griffiths.
“Tanesha Harnett is no stranger to the Honda family, having raced as a very successful rider in Honda’s junior program with Lee Hogan. Supporting female talent is something we are proud of and to offer a pathway for Tanesha to continue to grow her moto career was really important to us, along with the inclusion of two other talented riders, it’s going to be a great season.”
The opening round of the Pirelli MX Nationals is scheduled to take place on 17 March at Appin in New South Wales.